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15 Ahimaaz was in Naphtali; he also took Basmath the daughter of Solomon a 2 Ch. 9. 23. to wife:

16 Baanah the son of Hushai was in Asher and in Aloth:

17 Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in Issachar :

18 Shimei the son of Elah, in Benjamin:

See ch. 10. 1.

2 ver. 10
& 18.
2 Ch. 2, 3,

62 Sa. 5. 11. Deu. 3. 8, 10. To ver. 11,

19 Geber the son of Uri was in the country of Gilead, in the country of Sihon king of the Amorites, and of Ogd king of Bashan; and he was the only officer which was in the land.

2 Ch. 2.316.

e ver. 29. See Ge. 22. 17.

& 28. 3. 2 Ch. 9. 26. Ge. 15. 18.

20 Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry.1 Ch. 22. 8 21 And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt: they brought presents, and served Solomon all the days of his life. 22 And Solomon's 3 provision for one day was thirty 5 measures of fine flour, 3 Heb. bread. and threescore 5measures of meal, 4 Heb. say. 5 Heb. cors.

il Ch. 22. 9. So ch. 4. 24. jl Sa. 10. 27. Ps. 72. 10.

23 Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and an hundred sheep, k1 Ch. 28. 6. beside harts, and roebucks, and fallowdeer, and fatted fowl.

24 For he had dominion over all the region on this side the river, from Tiph-12 Ki. 15. 16. sah even to "Azzah, over all the kings on m Jos. 15. 47. this side the river: and "he had peace on n 1 Ch. 22. 9. all sides round about him.

25 And Judah and Israel dwelt 6 safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, all the days of Solomon.

26 And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

27 And those officers provided victual for king Solomon, and for all that came unto king Solomon's table, every man in his month: they lacked nothing.

6 Heb. confidently. Mi. 4. 4.

p 2 Sa, 3. 10.

7 ch. 10. 26. 2 Ch. 1. 14 & 9. 25. r ch. 10. 9. See ver. 5.

7 Heb. heard.

28 Barley also and straw for the horses and dromedaries brought they unto the 8 Or, mules, place where the officers were, every man according to his charge.

29 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.

or, swift beasts.

2 Sa. 6. 5.

ch. 6. 15, 34. Ezek. 27. 5.

u ch. 3. 12.

9 Heb send.

Ezr. 3. 7. Ezek. 2. 17. Ac. 12 20. to Judg. 6. 3. * Ac. 7. 22. y ch. 3. 12.

30 And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt. 31 For he was wiser than all men ; *than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of1 Ch. 15. 17, Mahol and his fame was in all nations round about.

32 And he spake three thousand proverbs and his songs were a thousand and five.


Ps. 89, title. a Cp. 2 Ch. 2 10

b ch. 3. 12.

His league with Hiram.

spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.

34 And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from "all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.

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servants unto Solomon; for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his father: for Hiram

was ever a lover of David.

2 And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying, 3 Thou knowest how that David my father could not build an house unto the name of the LORD his God for the wars which were about him on every side, until the LORD put them under the soles of his feet.

4 But now the LORD my God hath given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil occurrent.

5 And, behold, I purpose to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God, as the LORD spake unto David my father, saying, Thy son, whom I will set upon thy throne in thy room, he shall build an house unto my name.

6 Now therefore command thou that they hew me cedar trees out of Lebanon; and my servants shall be with thy servants: and unto thee will I give hire for thy servants according to all that thou shalt appoint: for thou knowest that there is not among us any that can skill to hew timber like unto the Sidonians.

7 And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, "Blessed be the LORD this day, which hath given unto David a wise son over this great people.

8 And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have 7 considered the things which thou sentest to me for: and I will do all thy desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of 'fir.

9 My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon unto the sea: and I will convey them by sea in floats unto the place that thou shalt 9appoint me, and will cause them to be discharged there," and thou shalt receive them: and thou shalt accomplish my desire, "in giving food for my household.

10 So Hiram gave Solomon cedar trees and fir trees according to all his desire. 11 And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand 5 measures of wheat for food to his household, and "twenty 5measures of pure oil thus gave Solomon to Hiram year by year.

12 And the LORD gave Solomon wis

33 And he spake of trees, from the cedar 10 Heb. tribute dom, bas he promised him: and there

tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he

of men. ch. 4. 6.

Cp. ch. 9. 15.

was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they two made a league together. 13 And king Solomon raised a 10 levy

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out of all Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand men.

14 And he sent them to Lebanon, tene thousand a month by courses: a month they were in Lebanon, and two months at home: and "Adoniram was over the levy.

a ch. 4. 6. b ch. 9. 4. So ch, 2, 4.

ch. 9. 20-22 2 Ch. 2. 2, 18.

deh. 4. 5.

e 2 Sa. 7. 13. 1 Ch. 22. 10. fch. 9. 23. Ex. 25. 8. Deu. 31. 6, 8. ch. 6. 7. Or, from the floor...unto the walls.

Jos. 1. 5.

15 And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens, and fourscore thousand hewers in the mountains; 16 Beside the chief of Solomon's dofficersi which were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, which ruled over the people that wrought in the work. 17 And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones, to lay the foundation of 2 Ch. 3. 1, 2 the house.

18 And Solomon's builders and Hiram's builders did hew them, and the 2 stonesquarers: so they prepared timber and stones to build the house.




Giblites: Ezek. 27. 9.

Jos. 13. 5.

jch. 5. 8.

1 Ex. 26. 33, ch. 7. 50

& 8. 6.

Solomon's temple.

10 And then he built chambers against all the house, five cubits high: and they rested on the house with timber of cedar. 11 And the word of the LORD came to Solomon, saying,

12 Concerning this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father:

13 And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel.

14 So Solomon built the house, and finished it.

15 And he built the walls of the house within with boards of cedar, 1 both the 2 Ch. 3. 8, 10. floor of the house, and the walls of the Ezek. 45, 3. cieling: and he covered them on the inside with wood, and covered the floor of the house with planks of fir.

He. 9. 3. m Nu. 1. 1. 3 Heb. built. n 2 Ch. 3. 3, 4. Eze 40-42

5 Heb. openings of. 6 Heb..

shut up.

ch. 7. 49, 50 & 10. 21.

Add and tightieth year after the or, gourds. AND it came to pass in the four hunchildren of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he 3 began to build the house of the LORD. 2 And "the house which king Solomon, built for the LORD, the length thereof was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits.

3 And the porch before the temple of the house, twenty cubits was the length thereof, according to the breadth of the house; and ten cubits was the breadth thereof before the house.

4 And for the house he made windows 7 of narrow lights.

5 And 8against the wall of the house he built 9 chambers round about, against the walls of the house round about, both of the temple and of the oracle: and he made 10 chambers round about:

6 The nethermost chamber was five cubits broad, and the middle was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad: for without in the wall of the house he made 12 narrowed rests round about, that "the beams should not be fastened in the walls of the house.

broad within, and

narrow without: or, skewed and closed. ch. 7. 4, 5. Ezek. 40, 16 & 41. 16, 26. 8 Or, upon, or,

Joining to.

9 Heb. floors.
o ch. 7. 49
& 8, 6, 8.
10 Heb. ribs.

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Ex. 30. 1,

3, 6.

Ex. 37. 7-9.

To ver. 28,
2 Ch. 3. 10-

11 Or, oily.


trees of oil.

12 Heb. narrowings, or, rebate ments. Ezek. 41. 6.

Deu. 27. 5, 6.

ch. 5. 18.

13 Heb. shoulder.

7 And the house, when it was in building, 'was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was. neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.

8 The door for the middle chamber was in the right 13 side of the house: and they went up with winding stairs into the middle chamber, and out of the middle into the third.

9 So he built the house, and finished it; and covered the house 15 with beams and boards of cedar.


forth their

Ex. 25. 20
& 37. 9.

2 Ch. 5. 8. Op. ch. 8. 7. 15 Or, the vault-beams and the cielings with cedar,

16 And he built twenty cubits on the sides of the house, 1 both the floor and the walls with boards of cedar: he even built them for it within, even for the oracle, even for the most holy place.

17 And the house, that is, the temple before it, was forty cubits long.

18 And the cedar of the house within was carved with 4 knops and 5 open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.

19 And the oracle he prepared in the house within, to set there the ark of the covenant of the LORD.

20 And the oracle in the forepart was twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height thereof: and he overlaid it with 6pure gold; and so covered the altar which was of cedar.

21 So Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold: and he made a partition by the chains of gold before the oracle;

and he overlaid it with gold.

22 And the whole house he overlaid with gold, until he had finished all the house: also the whole Paltar that was by the oracle he overlaid with gold.

23 And within the oracle he made two cherubims of 11 olive tree, each ten cubits high.

24 And five cubits was the one wing of the cherub, and five cubits the other wing of the cherub: from the uttermost part of the one wing unto the uttermost part of the other were ten cubits.

25 And the other cherub was ten cubits: both the cherubims were of one measure and one size.

26 The height of the one cherub was ten cubits, and so was it of the other cherub.

27 And he set the cherubims within the inner house: and 14they stretched forth the wings of the cherubims, so that the wing of the one touched the one wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the

The building of the temple I. KINGS 6

other wall; and their wings touched one another in the midst of the house.

28 And he overlaid the cherubims with gold.

29 And he carved all the walls of the house round about with carved figures of cherubims and palm trees and 2open flowers, within and without.

30 And the floor of the house he overlaid with gold, within and without.

31 And for the entering of the oracle he made doors of olive tree: the lintel and side posts were 3a fifth part of the wall.

32 The two doors also were of olive tree; and he carved upon them carvings of cherubims and palm trees and 2 open. flowers, and overlaid them with gold, and spread gold upon the cherubims, and upon the palm trees.

33 So also made he for the door of the temple posts of olive tree, 5a fourth part of the wall.

34 And the two doors were of fir tree: the two leaves of the one door were dfolding, and the two leaves of the other door were folding.

35 And he carved thereon cherubims and palm trees and open flowers and covered them with gold fitted upon the carved work.

36 And he built the inner court with A three rows of hewed stone, and a row of cedar beams.

37 In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of the LORD laid, in the month Zif:

38 And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, was the house finished 9throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was he seven years in building it.


BUT Solomon was building inished

house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

2 He built also the house of the forest of Lebanon; the length thereof was an hundred cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits, upon four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams upon the pillars. 3 And it was covered with cedar above upon the 10 beams, that lay on forty five pillars, fifteen in a row.

4 And there were windows in three rows, and 11 light was against light in three ranks.

5 And all the 12 doors and posts were square, with the windows; and light was against light in three ranks.

6 And he made a porch of pillars; the length thereof was fifty cubits, and the breadth thereof thirty cubits: and the porch was 14 before them: and the other pillars and the thick beam were 14 before them.

1 Heb. from
floor to floor.
Cp. ch. 6.
15, 16.
2 Heb.
of flowers.

ver. 18.
a ch. 3 1.

3 Or,
4 Or, leaves of

the doors.

5 Or,
b ch. 6. 36.
c ch. 5. 8.

Ezek, 41. 24.
62 Ch. 4. 11,

7 Heb. the son
of a widow


e 2 Ch. 2. 14.

2 Ch. 2. 14

& 4. 16.

Ex. 31. 3

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& 35. 31.
h ch. 7. 12.
i ver.
8 Heb.

j To ver. 21,
2 Ch. 3. 15-

Cp. 2 Ki. 25.

Jer. 52. 21-

2 Ch. 3. 15.
9 Or, with

all the ap-
thereof, and
with all the
ch. 3.1.
& 9. 10.

2 Ch. 8. L.
m ch. 10. 17,
21. Cp.
Ne. 3. 19.
10 Heb. ribs.
n ch. 6. 3.

11 Heb. sight
against sight.
12 Or, spaces
and pillars
were square
in prospect.
13 That is,
He shall
14 Or.
to them,

Ezek. 41. 25,


15 That is,
In it is
Cp. Ru. 2. 1.

and of Solomon's house.

7¶ Then he made a porch for the throne where he might judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar 1 from one side of the floor to the other.

8 And his house where he dwelt had another court within the porch, which was of the like work. Solomon made also an house for Pharaoh's daughter, "whom he had taken to wife, like unto this porch.

9 All these were of costly stones, according to the measures of hewed stones, sawed with saws, within and without, even from the foundation unto the coping, and so on the outside toward the great court.

10 And the foundation was of costly stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits.

11 And above were costly stones, after the measures of hewed stones, and cedars. 12 And the great court round about was b with three rows of hewed stones, and a row of cedar beams, both for the inner court of the house of the LORD, and for the porch of the house.

13 And king Solomon sent and fetched 6 Hiram out of Tyre.

14 He was a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and 9 he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work.

15 For he cast two pillars of brass, of keighteen cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits did compass either of them about.

16 And he made two chapiters of molten brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars: the height of the one chapiter was five cubits, and the height of the other chapiter was five cubits:

17 And nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work, for the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the other chapiter.

18 And he made the pillars, and two rows round about upon the one network, to cover the chapiters that were upon the top, with pomegranates: and so did he for the other chapiter.

19 And the chapiters that were upon the top of the pillars were of lily work in "the porch, four cubits.

20 And the chapiters upon the two pillars had pomegranates also above, over against the belly which was by the network: and the pomegranates were two hundred in rows round about upon the other chapiter.

21 And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple: and he set up the right pillar, and called the name thereof 13Jachin: and he set up the left pillar, and called the name thereof 15 Boaz.

22 And upon the top of the pillars was

Hiram's work for


lily work: so was the work of the pillars finished.

23 And he made a molten sea, ten cubits 1 from the one brim to the other: it was round all about, and his height was five cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.

a To ver. 26, 2 Ch. 4. 2-5. So 2 Ki. 16. 17

& 25. 13.

1 Heb. from his trim to his brim.

2 Ch. 48. ch. 6. 18. Cp. 2 Ch.

4. 3.

24 And under the brim of it round about there were knops compassing it, ten in a cubit, compassing the sea rounde about the knops were cast in two rows, when it was cast. 25 It stood upon twelve oxen, three 2 Heb shoulder. looking toward the north, and three look-d2 Ch. 4. 10. ing toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward.

26 And it was an hand breadth thick, and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies: it contained two thousand baths.

27 And he made kten bases of brass; four cubits was the length of one base, and four cubits the breadth thereof, and three cubits the height of it.

28 And the work of the bases was on this manner; they had borders, and the borders were between the ledges:

29 And on the borders that were between the ledges were lions, oxen, and cherubims and upon the ledges there was a base above: and beneath the lions and oxen were certain additions made of thin work.

30 And every base had four brasen wheels, and plates of brass: and the four corners thereof had undersetters: under the laver were undersetters molten, at the side of every addition.

31 And the mouth of it within the chapiter and above was a cubit: but the mouth thereof was round after the work of the base, a cubit and an half: and also upon the mouth of it were gravings with their borders, foursquare, not round.

32 And under the borders were four
wheels; and the axletrees of the wheels
were joined to the base: and the height
of a wheel was a cubit and half a cubit.
33 And the work of the wheels was like
the work of a chariot wheel: their axle-
trees, and their naves, and their felloes,
and their spokes, were all molten.


Jer. 52. 20.
To ver. 51,

2 Ch. 4. 11-
5. 1.

Heb. Hirom:

See ver. 13.

Ex. 27. 3 & 38. 3. h2 Ch. 4. 12, 13.

i ver. 17, 18.

2 Ch. 4. 5.

k 2 Ki. 25. 13. 2 Ch. 4. 14 Jer. 52. 17. 4 Heb. upon the face of the pillars. I ver. 23, 25.

5 Heb. made bright, or, scoured.

6 Heb. in the thickness of the ground. m Jos. 13. 27. Jos. 3. 16. 7 Heb. for the exceeding multitude. 8 Heb. searched.

o Ex. 37. 25, &c.

Ex. 37. 10.

9 Ex. 25, 30. Ex. 25. 31. . Ex. 25. 37. t Ex. 25, 38.


Heb. in

the base.

2 Ki. 12. 13. 10 Heb. ash pars Ex. 27. 3. v ch. & 16.

11 Heb. holy things of David.

34 And there were four undersetters to the four corners of one base: and the undersetters were of the very base itself. 35 And in the top of the base was there a round compass of half a cubit high: and on the top of the base the ledges thereof and the borders thereof were of To ver. 9, the same.

w 2 Sa. 8. 11.

2 Ch. 5. 2-11.

nakedness. 13 Heb.

36 For on the plates of the ledges thereof, and on the borders thereof, he graved 12 Heh cherubims, lions, and palm trees, according to the 12 proportion of every one, and additions round about

princes. Nu. 1. 16.

the house of the Lord.

37 After this manner he made the ten bases all of them had one casting, one measure, and one size.

38 Then made he ten lavers of brass: one laver contained forty baths: and every laver was four cubits: and upon every one of the ten bases one laver. 39 And he put five bases on the right 2side of the house, and five on the left side of the house: and d he set the sea on the right side of the house eastward over against the south.

40 And 3Hiram made the lavers, and the shovels, and the basons. So Hiram made an end of doing all the work that he made king Solomon for the house of the LORD:

41 The two pillars, and the two bowls of the chapiters that were on the top of the two pillars; and the two networks, to cover the two bowls of the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars; 42 And four hundred pomegranates for the two networks, even two rows of pomegranates for one network, to cover the two bowls of the chapiters that were 4upon the pillars:

43 And the ten bases, and ten lavers on the bases;

44 And one sea, and twelve oxen under the sea;

45 And the pots, and the shovels, and the basons: and all these vessels, which Hiram made to king Solomon for the house of the LORD, were of 5 bright brass. 46 In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and " Zarthan.

47 And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed, because they were exceeding many neither was the weight of the brass 8 found out.

48 And Solomon made all the vessels that pertained unto the house of the LORD: the altar of gold, and the table of gold, whereupon the shewbread was,

49 And the candlesticks of pure gold, five on the right side, and five on the left, before the oracle, with the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs of gold,

50 And the bowls, and the snuffers, and the basons, and the spoons, and the 10 censers of pure gold; and the hinges of gold, both for the doors of the inner house, "the most holy place, and for the doors of the house, to wit, of the temple. 51 So was ended all the work that king Solomon made for the house of the LORD. And Solomon brought in the things

which David his father had dedicated; even the silver, and the gold, and the. vessels, did he put among the treasures of the house of the LORD.

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Jerusalem, that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion. 2 And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the dfeast in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.

3 And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark.

4 And they brought up the ark of the LORD, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that were In the tabernacle, even those did the priests and the Levites bring up.

a 2 Sa. 6. 17.

6 2 8a. 5. 7, 9
& 6. 12, 16.
2 Sa. 7. 5,

12, 13.
ch. 5. 3-5.
d Lev. 23. 34.
2 Ch. 7. 8-

5 And king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel, that were assembled unto him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not be told nor numbered for multitude. 6 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto place, into the oracle of the house, the most holy place, even under them wings of the cherubims.



Nu. 4. 15.

Jos. 3. 3, 6.
2 Ch. 5. 4, 5.

Deu. 31. 26.
Cp. ver. 9.
2 Sa. 6. 13.
Cp. ver. 51.
2 Ch. 6. 12,

Ex. 26. 33, 34

ch. 6. 17, 19.
j ch. 6. 5.
k Ex. 9. 33.
Ezr. 9. 5.
Isa. 1. 15.
1 ch. 6. 27.

7 For the cherubims spread forth theirn two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves thereof above.

8 And they drew out the staves, that the ends of the staves were seen out in the 2holy place before the oracle, and they were not seen without: and there they are unto this day.

9 There was nothing in the ark save P the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb, 3 when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.

10 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud" filled the house of the LORD, 11 So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD.

12 "Then spake Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

13 I have surely built thee an house to dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide in for ever.

14 And the king turned his face about, and blessed all the congregation of Israel: (and all the congregation of Israel stood;)


Ex. 15. 11.

Deu. 4. 39.
2 Sa. 7. 22.

Deu. 7. 9.
Ex. 25. 14, 15.

Nu. 4. 6.
1 Heb. heads.
2 Or, ark: as
2 Ch. 5. 9.
Ex. 25. 21
& 40. 20.
He. 9. 4.

3 Or, where.
9 Ex. 31. 27.
Deu, 4. 13.
4 Heb. be cut
of unto thee

a man from
my sight.
ch. 6. 12.
So 2 Sa. 7.

12, 16.

r Ex. 40. 31,


2 Ch. 5. 11


Solomon's prayer

18 And the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart. 19 Nevertheless thou shalt not build the house; but thy son that shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the house unto my name.

20 And the LORD hath performed his word that he spake, and I am risen up in the room of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have built an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.

21 And I have set there a place for the ark, wherein is the covenant of the LORD, which he made with our fathers when he brought them out of the land of Egypt.

22 And Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven: 23 And he said, LORD God of Israel,

there is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath," who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with all their heart:

24 Who hast kept with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him: thou spakest also with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day.

25 Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him, saying, There shall not 4 fail thee a man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel; 5 so that thy children take heed to their way, that

Heb. only if they walk before me as thou hast walked before me. 26 And now, O God of Israel, let thy word, I pray thee, be verified, which thou spakest unto thy servant David my father. 27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded? 28 Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, 0 LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer, which thy servant prayeth before thee to day:

2 Ch. 2 6.
Isa. 66. 1.
Jer. 23. 24.
Ac. 7. 49
& 17. 24
t Deu, 10, 14.
2.Co. 12. 2.
u To ver. 50,
2 Ch. 6. 1-

v Ps. 97. 2.
w 2 Sa. 7. 13.
I Ex. 15. 17.
v 2 Sa. 6. 18.
z ver. 16.
Deu. 12. 11.

15 And he said, "Blessed be the LORD
God of Israel, which spake with hisa Lk. 1. 68.
mouth unto David my father, and hath
with his hand fulfilled it, saying,

16 Since the day that I brought forth my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build an house, that my name might be therein; but I chose d David to be over my people Israel.

17 And fit was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.

62 Sa. 7. 5, 6,

6 Or, in

this place.
ver. 29.

d 1 Sa. 16. 1.
2 8a. 7. 8.

7 Heb. and he

require an oath of him. e Ex. 22. 11. Deu. 29. 12. Ne, 10, 29, ƒ 2 Sa. 7. 3.

29 That thine eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even toward the place of which thou hast said, 'My name shall be there: that thou mayest hearken unto the prayer which thy ser vant shall make 6 toward this place.

30 And hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, when they shall pray 6 toward this place: and hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place: and when thou hearest, forgive 31 If any man trespass against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house:, 32 Then hear thou in heaven, and do,

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